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The Regional Municipality of York reports eighth positive case of COVID-19



Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York has been notified of an eighth positive case of COVID-19.

The individual is a female in her 30s from Cairo, Egypt who is visiting in the City of Markham. This travel-related case arrived from Egypt on Thursday, March 5, tested positive on Monday, March 9 and is currently self-isolated. York Region Public Health is actively following up on all close contacts.

As a result of the coordinated efforts of our healthcare and public health system, all individuals who have tested positive to date have been quickly assessed and isolated.

The risk to York Region residents of acquiring the virus in the community remains low.

York Region Public Health continues to collaborate with local hospitals, emergency services and other health agencies to ensure prompt reporting and follow up of all individuals who may require testing for COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The Regional Municipality of York is implementing reporting changes to make it easier for media, residents and businesses to stay informed about COVID-19. A dedicated web page will be updated twice daily at 10:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. that includes information on York Region COVID-19 cases reported to date. This information will be provided in lieu of media releases announcing each new case.

Visit york.ca/covid19 for more information or call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.

You may also contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for medical advice. Telehealth Ontario is a free confidential service you can call to receive health advice or information. A registered nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact: Ben Mulholland, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 76664
Cell: 289-716-9605
Ben.Mulholland@york.ca

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